Best Dog Diet

What’s the ideal diet for your dog?


Discover more about the history of your dog’s breed, its temperament, appearance and diet

Border Terrier Diet

Bull Terrier Diet

Bulldog Diet

Boxer Diet

Cavalier Spaniel Diet

Cocker Spaniel Diet

German Shepherd Diet

Golden Retriever Diet

Labrador Retriever Diet

Lhasa Apso Diet

Miniature Schnauzer Diet

Pug Diet

Shih Tzu Diet

Springer Spaniel Diet

Staffie Diet

Westie Diet

Whippet Diet

YorkshireTerrier Diet


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Lhasa Apso Diet


Lhasa Apsos were bred in Tibet as sentinels for palaces and monasteries. They are an ancient dog with close DNA to the grey wolf. They were revered in Tibet and never sold (only given as gifts). It is likely they were fed a high protein diet to recognise their status.


The amount and type of food will depend on the individual dog. A complete and balanced diet is recommended to include fish, poultry, natural meat and bone and seasonal vegetables and fruits.


Lhasa Apso Temperament


The Lhasa Apso is an affectionate and quiet dog with keen hearing. It enjoys watching over its environment and is more adventurous than a normal lapdog. It is loyal and protective and wary of strangers.


The Lhasa Apso can be aloof and assertive, but is always alert and watching out for danger. When properly socialised they are caring and entertaining companions.   


Lhasa Apso Appearance


The Lhasa Apso is a sturdy heavily-coated dog. It has a short muzzle and dark brown eyes. The UK Kennel Club standards ideal height is no more than 25 cms for a male and female. Weight from 6-8 kgs.


The Lhasa Apso has a very dense and hard exterior coat reflecting its origins from the Himalayas. Its tail is carried well over its back.


The Lhasa Apso is found in many colours traditionally golden, sandy, slate, black, white and brown.


Lhasa Apsos are known to be one of the oldest breeds of dogs.



Lhasa Apso Facts













Lhasa Apso History


Lhasa Apsos were bred in Tibet for specific guard duties. Their name comes from the area ‘Lhasa’ (the capital of Tibet) and Apsos meaning ‘Bearded’.


They were a second line of defence for security. If an intruder made it past the bigger dogs on guard duty, the Lhasa was expected to detect an intrusion and raise the alarm.


DNA analysis has recognised the breed as one of the 14 oldest ‘ancient dog breeds’.


Lhasa Apso Known Disorders


Lhasa Apsos are prone to suffer from eye problems and heart problems.

UK Kennel Club  Class.


Est. Reg. Number in UK


Average Lifespan

13 Years

Average Size

25 cm

Exercise Requirement


Grooming Requirement


Hereditary Disorders